Poetry on the Shannon
I have used the story of Sinann to inspire creative writing, especially poetry and drama, in groups of primary age children (9 to 11 years in this case). The story sparked observation and a wide variety of poetric styles.
Here are a couple of examples from a school situated close to the river.
The first poem illustrated here speaks with Sinann’s voice and tells a version of her story. The second was inspired by the sunset reflection on the river bank. More examples of their entertaining poetry are available on my website. www.christhompson.info.